Posted on 06/26/15 by Wendy Patton
A good ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court upholds provisions of the Affordable Care Act that help people pay for health insurance. But some onerous provisions in the state’s Medicaid program cleared the state’s budget conference committee and appear headed for the governor’s signature. Here’s a quick overview of yesterday’s good news for health on the national level, bad news on the state front.
Good news: The Affordable Care Act is the law of the land. A lawsuit challenged the ability of the federal government to help people afford insurance in states like Ohio, where the state declined to administer its... read more
Posted on 06/23/15 in Transit
What do millennials want in a city? According to a City Lab report, there are a few key things: Good schools and parks, walkability and multiple transportation options.
With universities like Case Western Reserve and Cleveland... read more
Posted on 06/18/15 in Work & Wages
The wait for a federal increase in the salary level that would require employers to pay overtime appears to be coming to an end.
The change would be good news for millions of workers who are... read more
Posted on 06/11/15 by Amelia Hayes
Ohio’s 12 food banks serve more than 2 million of our neighbors every year, addressing a critical need. But food aid has been cut in Ohio. Also, Ohio’s bad economy should qualify us for a... read more
Posted on 06/10/15 by Wendy Patton in Revenue & Budget
As the Ohio Senate rolls out its version of the budget for 2016 and 2017, Senate President Keith Faber tells us that the severance tax on oil and gas production they hoped to include is... read more
Posted on 06/05/15 by Zach Schiller in Revenue & Budget
Legislators in Columbus are heading into the stretch run of approving a two-year budget, and much of the attention has focused, as it should, on how much the Senate will add to the $1.2 billion... read more
Posted on 05/20/15 by Amy Hanauer
I’m committed to Ohio, but I still talk with my hands like the Jersey girl I grew up as. Especially when talking about things I really care about, as in this TEDx talk I gave... read more
Posted on 05/12/15 by Michael Shields in Energy
A legislative committee this week is meeting to study whether consumers benefit from Ohio clean-energy standards, which lawmakers put on hold last summer.
Spoiler alert: Consumers do benefit. Self-reported studies from Ohio’s four major utilities show... read more